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stock_rootcanalDo you have a tooth that’s fractured as a result of an injury, or perhaps has a deep cavity? In both cases, the tooth in question could be susceptible to a bacterial infection that puts the nerve at the center of the tooth in danger.

Thankfully, you can save the tooth and enjoy good health and functionality again with a root canal procedure from Dr. Ralph S. Reilly and his team at Advanced Dentistry.

Most dental services and procedures are all about restoring the exterior layer of teeth, known as the enamel. But a root canal goes beyond the outer layers of a tooth and directly to the inside. During the procedure, Dr. Reilly will clean out your diseased canal and fill it with a biologically-inert substance. To protect the tooth going forward, it will be sealed with a crown.

Comfortable Care with Contemporary Technology

For some, fear is the immediate response to hearing those words: root canal. But you don’t have to be afraid! With today’s techniques and technology, a root canal isn’t something you have to be afraid of.

At Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Reilly can complete your root canal in a single appointment with the some of today’s best tools, plus sedation dentistry. Using oral sedation, you can experience a more soothing dental visit than you might’ve thought possible. Instead of worrying about your procedure, you can come in and rest easy as our Middlesex dental team delivers the care you deserve. Then, when your procedure is over, you can leave our office with a restored smile.

Caring for Your Smile after Your Root Canal

Some patients may experience some post-procedural soreness following a root canal, but this can be managed with over-the-counter medicines like Advil or Tylenol. To make sure you restored tooth stays healthy make sure you’re following a good oral health regimen. We recommend brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once, and using a fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash. You should also make regular visits to Dr. Reilly and Advanced Dentistry a priority.

Are you concerned you might need a root canal? Don’t hesitate to reserve a visit with Advanced Dentistry in Middlesex. During your consultation, Dr. Reilly will help you understand your needs and recommend a personalized treatment plan.